June, 2010

snow creatures

polar bear by francois pompon at the musee d’orsay

red fox in the snow by tony mclean

polar bear by johann von schreber, 1773

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paint my portrait

really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist

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leather skirt

leather and skirt…. the words don’t even sound right together. but it works! nice in winter, but you don’t want to be caught in a heat wave in a leather skirt – that’s for sure.

both images: vanessa jackman

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normann copenhagen

normann copenhagen sells nice stuff

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2-1

wow, what a game. our chances were slim… but we came out victorious in more ways than one. firstly, we scored the opening goal of the world cup. secondly, we scored 3 goals overall – that’s 2 more than the french. thirdly, we BEAT the french. they are ranked 9th, we are ranked 83rd. so, as us south africans would say,¬†wela kapela! feeling like this:

well done bafana bafana

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nationaal archief

the nationaal archief in the hague preserves almost one thousand years of history, in the form of over 110 kilometres of archives, almost 300,000 maps and drawings and more than 2 million photos.

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highest bidder

if i had serious money to burn & i actually knew how to work an auction, i’d bid on some pretty things at bukowski’s

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bicycle pageant

a bicycle pageant in 1948, all images from life magazine

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